Ghost train

by davidtrout

Steam speed record breaker Mallard at Locomotion, the railway museum at Shildon, Co Durham. I've just had this picture accepted in the PPG.
K10+Sigma 10-20mm lens.
Uploaded27/02/2011 - 10:18
CategoryTransport
Shutter Speed1/320
Aperturef/6.3
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length10mm
Views/Likes67/0

grahamwalton
Posted 27/02/2011 - 10:34 Link
The viewing angle and the composition add to the impact of this photo.
The sky seems to radiate from the chimney of the loco, adding to the appeal.
Friendly Regards
Graham
fritzthedog
Posted 27/02/2011 - 10:34 Link
Very nice shot of this classic engine David - taken with my favourite lens for this sort of work - and well done on the PPG acceptance.

Have been considering a trip to Shildon - how does it compare to York?

Carl
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MarkTaylor
Posted 27/02/2011 - 10:39 Link
Brilliant - I love old train locomotives.
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davidtrout
Posted 27/02/2011 - 11:59 Link
Thanks for the comments Graham, Carl and Mark. 'Locomotion' at SHildon is a branch of the National Railway Museum which is at York and has a considerable range of exhibits, although not as large as York. Locos are often interchanged between York and Shildon.
David
GIULIO57
Posted 27/02/2011 - 16:34 Link
Good BW and angle of view
PPG
conexus
Posted 27/02/2011 - 17:10 Link
fantastic david
Mike Court
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morpheus71
Posted 28/02/2011 - 00:03 Link
Brilliantly dynamic composition!
kff
Posted 28/02/2011 - 08:22 Link
well done, I like it ...
szgabor
Posted 28/02/2011 - 21:50 Link
Interesting and unusual shot. I like the angle, the conversion and the distortion of the wide angle lens. It's a great shot, David.
Regards,
Gαbor
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